(CNN) – John McCain has the backing of Connecticut's Democratic-turned-Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman, but a new poll out Wednesday shows the state is decidedly Obama country.
According to a new poll from Quinnipiac University, Barack Obama is leading McCain in the state by more than 20 points, 56 percent to 35 percent. Much of that lead stems from the Illinois senator's 16 point advantage among independent voters in the state. He also pulls in 16 percent of Republicans there.
Connecticut has long tilted Democratic in presidential elections, and recent Republican White House hopefuls have often spent few resources there. It voted for John Kerry in 2004 by a margin of 10 points, and for Al Gore in 2000 by a 16 point margin. CNN considers the state's seven electoral votes safely in Obama's column.
The poll also provides further evidence that Lieberman, who bucked his former party late last year by endorsing McCain, holds little sway with voters in his home state when it comes to the presidential election. Even if McCain chose Lieberman as his No. 2, a prospect that most political observers agree is highly unlikely, only 14 percent of Connecticut voters said they would be more likely to vote for the Republican ticket.
Lieberman also appears to be hurting his own approval rating in Connecticut as he increasingly becomes one of McCain's most visible surrogates on the campaign trail.
Watch: Lieberman touts McCain
In a Quinnipiac poll released earlier this week, the Connecticut senator's job approval rating stood at 45 percent, the first time his it has dipped below the 50 percent line in that survey. Sixty-two percent of Connecticut Democrats now hold a negative view of their party’s Democratic vice presidential candidate.
A far left liberal university polls and the far left candidate is the winner?
Republicans be afraid....very afraid. LMAO
"According to a new poll from Quinnipiac University, Barack Obama is leading McCain in the state by more than 20 points, 56 percent to 35 percent. Much of that lead stems from the Illinois senator's 16 point advantage among independent voters in the state. He also pulls in 16 percent of Republicans there."
Look at that! 16 point lead among Independents and a 16 point lead among Republicans. Guess what guys??? Now we can gamble! LOL!!!
For one, Obama is a much better candidate and CT'ians aren't stupid. Two, Joe Lieberman lied to them saying he would run as an independent but would switch back over to the democratic side, which he obviously hasn't and they feel betrayed by the republicans. That's a shocker huh?
America is Obama country!
That just shows you how courageous Lieberman is to take his position. It's often easy to go along with whatever the public mood is in any given time, it's harder to stick to your convictions when it's not popular. I commend Lieberman and Chuck Hagel for standing up to their parties and doing what they think is right even when it's not popular to do so. This is what I'm voting for John McCain.
That shows Judas Lieberman that Connecticut people are intelligent.
This CT. native is definitly a strong Obama supporter ! At the risk of sounding bias, I do see ALOT of Obama bumper stickers and I've yet to meet anyone who is voting for McCain, even my 74 y/o MIL and her 86 y/o 'boyfriend'.
I might be dense, but how is it news that a state that typically votes dem is, gasp, Obama country? Now, if Texas or any state from that burgundy red center strip, were "Obama Country," that would be news.
Democrats are ready for the repubs and to change Washington.
Obama is the man of the moment.
Obama 08 & 12.
What is wrong with people of Connecticut to have elected a turncoat such as Libermann to Senate?. Lets hope after this term, this low-life gets thrown out.
RFO's, don't be scared to show your support.
welcome aboard CT!! Good to have you!!
Joe Lieberman, while technically from Connecticut, is a total shill for Israel and thinks more about them then American interests. No wonder his state shuns him...
Lieberman has no other friends other than McSame. The Dem's need to kick this gut to the streets. When is CNN going to cover McCain's Tax evasion problems on his 7 houses?
it's shaping up to be that....
please everyone check out dumpmccain.com...
you will be shocked and appalled
WHAT DOES MCCAIN HAVE TO HIDE? RELEASE YOUR MILITARY RECORDS....
Yes we can!
i live in pa and pa is obama country too i live in the suburbs of philly and people are not angry with obamas BITTERNESS comment obamas right we are bitter how can you not be after the last 7 yrs and what the bush admin has done to us our economy loss lives of our innoncent men and woman all the lies he installed on us thats right were bitter thats why were for obama we want the madness to stop not having mccain so it can continue!!!
I guess LIEberman has lost his "Joe-mentum"...
Obama is winning in the whole country!!!! We need youth, energy, hope and complete change in direction!!!!! And i'm in my 60's, registered republican who will NEVER vote republican again after this administration. It's time to turn our country over to the young and educated. No more warmongers!!!! In order to save this world from being blown to bits, we need diplomacy, diplomacy and more diplomacy!!!!! Someone who inspires and is willing try new things. We need help before we go under and most of his ideas are great. We are going to go through a very painful few years because of being controled by big oil and an oil president but we are going to have to bit the bullet and work our way out of oil!!! Obama and his team can do this!!! And the world likes him!!
I wonder if Joe Liberman is the one that is going to launches the new terror attack. Please stop scaring people for political reason. America, it is not true no terror attack in 2009. If there is one Joe Lieberman and the Republican Party is behind it.
Was there a concern that Connecticut might be Republican country? I can't see why this is news – I don't think anyone in America thinks that Connecticut is going to vote McCain...
Alright CT! Glad to see you joining the ranks of us in dark blue.
WAKE UP CONNECTICUT YOU ARE BEING DECEIVED BY ONE OF GREATEST DECEIVERS OF ALL TIME. THIS MAN HAS NOTHING BUT HIS TONGUE TO BACK HIM. NOSTRADAMUS SAYS A MAN WITH THE TONGUE OF THE SNAKE WILL COME FROM THE ISLAND TO RISE TO THE HIGHEST OFFICE OF THE LAND. BEFORE HE IS FOUND OUT HE WILL HAVE CAUSED HAVOC AND DESTRUCTION THE DOWNFALL OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH WILL DESTROY ROME , TURKEY AND WILL TRY TO DESTROY ISRAEL. WHEN HE IS FOUND OUT HE WILL FLEE TO THE MIDDLE EAST TO LIVE OUT THE REST OF HIS LIFE IN LUXURY. BEWARE AMERICA.